our spirit doesn't depend on the existence of the brain and body at all. >> reporter: after he came out of his coma and before he talked to any one else about his near death experience, eben alexander wrote down everything he could remember, 20,000 word, in detail, the young woman on a butterfly wing. and it wasn't until he saw the picture of his long dead sister that he realized it was her. terry moran, abc news, new york. >> interesting. you know, it's like that book "heaven is for real," which is written, the account of a young boy, 4, 5 years old, who went to heaven and saw things that relayed all of that information to his parents. things that he wouldn't have known, and they never told him. so also an interesting take. >> we need a little divine intervention here in the overnight show. >> i know where i am going. >> dear lord, please get us to the day side shift. >> please help rob. >> sometime soon, please, just one time. please, dear lord. day light. long nights of sleep. thank you so much.